The state of Missouri is home to thousands of species of animals. Gain a greater understanding of the basic functions and biological makeups of species found in our region through the University of Central Missouri’s Animal Identification certificate.
Designed for those who want to work in nature education and outreach, our Animal Identification certificate introduces you to the wildlife that live among us — the amphibians and fish in the Mississippi River, the insects and mammals that inhabit our prairies and forests and the birds that fly in our skies. You’ll gain a strong foundation that will help you inform and educate others about the animals around us.
An Animal Identification certificate that pairs well with any major
Gain added expertise in just five classes with UCM’s Animal Identification certificate. Take coursework in person on our Warrensburg campus and prepare for a range of careers in animal science, biology and more.
5 classes to achieve certificate
Lab and field work opportunities
Hybrid classes available
Electives to tailor your certificate
Through UCM’s Animal Identification certificate, you’ll learn and develop sampling, monitoring and assessment procedures that help you to easily identify species. Explore and expand your knowledge of various species through coursework in:
You’ll gain a broad-based education that will help you to succeed in careers as diverse as the species around us.
From educators to park rangers, many careers in Missouri and beyond can benefit from learning about various animal species. That’s why our Animal Identification certificate is designed to ensure you can tailor it to your professional goals and passions.
Your field work and lab experiences in UCM’s Animal Identification courses will help you put your learning into action. You’ll also be able to take your learning beyond your studies through:
UCM’s Animal Identification certificate program prepares you for careers with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Our graduates also work with environmental monitoring companies, teach biology and wildlife in schools and own land management and consulting businesses.
Gain added expertise to set you up for success
Adding an Animal Identification certificate to your resume prepares you to pursue careers in a number of fields. Use our interactive tool below to explore career options, salary expectations and more.
You’ll find many ways to finance your college education at the University of Central Missouri. If you pair your undergraduate certificate with a bachelor’s degree, you may qualify for general university scholarships, program-specific awards and other funding opportunities.
Learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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